Medical Definition of Quartz wedge

1. A compensator consisting of a gradual wedge of quartz of such orientation and dimensions as to show at least several orders of retardation colours as illustrated by the Michel Levy scale of retardation colours and birefringence vs. Thickness of specimen. The Babinet compensator employs two opposing quartz wedges, calibrated in terms of retardation. (05 Aug 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quartz Wedge

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quartz wedge (current term)
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